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ATSB report investigation into a crew member fatality

Died after falling from the ships number five cargo hold ladder The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation into a crew member fatality on board a bulk carrier at sea off Queensland on 15 November 2010.The individual died after falling from the ship's number five cargo hold ladder while repairing a section of its hand railing. The exact reason for the fall could not be determined, but it was found that he was not wearing a safety harness and his hardhat was probably not fastened correctly.To view the report please click hereSource: Australian Transport Safety Bureau

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Experts probe grounded coal carrier

Bulker grounds off Australia A coal carrier that ran aground off Gladstone in central Queensland last week is still anchored off the harbour.The Panamanian-registered ship became stuck on a mud bank in the main shipping channel on Friday afternoon.Marine surveyors and divers have been inspecting the coal carrier.A spokesman from Marine Safety Queensland says it is waiting on Federal Government approvals before the ship is moved.The Australian Marine Safety Authority and Australian Transport Safety Bureau are compiling reports into the incident.Source: ABC News

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